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Segment analysis for a service company Charles Schwab Corporation is one of the more innovative brokerage and Financial service companies in the United Slates. The company recently provided information about its major business segments as follows (in millions): Investor Services Advisor Services Revenues $4,771 $4,597 Income from operations 1,681 1,660 Depreciation 171 154 a. How does a brokerage company like Schwab define the Investor Services and Advisor Services segments? Use the Internet and the Business Connection box in this chapter to develop your answer. b. Provide a specific example of a variable and fixed cost in the Investor Services segment. c. Estimate the contribution margin for each segment, assuming that depreciation represents the majority of fixed costs. d. If Schwab decided to sell its Advisor Services business to another company, estimate how much operating income would decline.

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Segment analysis for a service company

Charles Schwab Corporation is one of the more innovative brokerage and Financial service companies in the United Slates. The company recently provided information about its major business segments as follows (in millions):

  Investor Services Advisor Services
Revenues $4,771 $4,597
Income from operations 1,681 1,660
Depreciation 171 154

a. How does a brokerage company like Schwab define the Investor Services and Advisor Services segments? Use the Internet and the Business Connection box in this chapter to develop your answer.

b. Provide a specific example of a variable and fixed cost in the Investor Services segment.

c. Estimate the contribution margin for each segment, assuming that depreciation represents the majority of fixed costs.

d. If Schwab decided to sell its Advisor Services business to another company, estimate how much operating income would decline.

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